UPDATE: Roanoke Police confirm one man has died after shooting at McDonald’s on Williamson Road

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The shooting at the McDonald’s on Williamson Road earlier today happened quickly, according to witnesses on the scene.

“I was really surprised. I was a little nervous, and I was shaken up, too,” says Kaye Richardson.

Richardson was eating lunch in her car at McDonald’s. She says everything seemed quiet.

“I was playing a game on my phone, and I seen the two cars pull up. I didn’t see nothing going on. There was no loud noise. No talking, or anything,” she said.

Then, an apparent shootout.

She says she heard gunshots and ducked down in her car. She didn’t know what happened after that.

Police in Roanoke said a short time later that one man involved in the shooting had died.

“We heard it coming down in the neighborhood app that there had been a shooting in the neighborhood, so we decided to come on over and take a look what was going on,” said Donna Heavner who lives and works in the neighborhood.

Heavner says it’s starting to be an everyday incident in the area.

While on-scene, WFXR News saw a man handcuffed and was being put in the back of a police car, but Roanoke police say that no arrests have been made in this case.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

If anyone has any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 344-8500.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Roanoke Police have confirmed that one of the men involved in the shooting at McDonald’s on Williamson Road has died.

The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke police are on the scene of a shooting at the McDonald’s on Williamson Road for a report of shots fired with possible injuries.

The incident occurred just before 2:30 p.m.

Officers located two adult males with gunshot wounds. Both have been taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Police have not said what may have lead up to the shooting.

WFXR News has a reporter on the scene who confirms that one person has been taken into custody.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for additional information.

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